Release Date: February 23, 2007
Trailer on YouTube
Official Movie Web site
This film features the lives of John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace, and William Wilberforce, the legislator largely responsible for driving the bill through Parliament that outlawed the slave trade in Great Britain.
2007 marks the 200-year anniversary of both John Newton's passing and the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.
John Newton lived for 30,088 days.
William Wilberforce lived for 27,002 days.
The Slave Trade Act has been in effect for 72,999 days.
That means tomorrow, pastors have a perfect plug for the movie: "Exactly 73,000 days ago today, the British Parliament passed the law outlawing the slave trade. In 19 days, you can go see an excellent and inspiring movie that tells you all about it."